Students and Parents
Welcome to Shippensburg University Housing!
At Shippensburg University students can select your own roommates and rooms. You will be able to search for potential roommates with My College Roomie. After deciding who you want to live with you have the option of selecting from 14 different Living Learning Communities or a Non-Living Learning Community room. Most of your individual housing will be completed in the MyHousing portal. This website at housing.ship.edu describes the buildings, suite styles, and Living Learning Communities. Floor plans, utility services, and other important housing details are described as well.
Students will receive breaks and closing information from the Housing Office through their Ship email accounts. A student who arrives early or stays during break periods will need permission. Belongings can remain in the suites throughout the academic year. Agreements are for the full academic year unless a student requests special permission to stay one semester for graduation, student teaching, or studying abroad. Housing assignments usually do not change unless the student requests a room change after the second week of classes each semester. The Housing Office does reserve the right to consolidate rooms. Most residents maintenance and roommate issues are resolved through the residence life staff of the suites after the students move in. Students who withdrawal during the period of occupancy have 24-48 hours to remove their belongings from the room. Students are billed until they have completed a proper check-out.
Checking Out of the Hall Students complete withdrawal from residence hall form, room condition report, and turn in the room key to the residence life staff. Mailbox keys are returned to the CUB UPS Center.
Summer Housing will not be offered for Term A.
Summer Housing will be announced for Term B.
Summer Bridge students will have classes online, so there will not be any summer housing offered.
Mail is delivered to the mail center in the CUB (Ceddia Union Building) at the New UPS Store.
All residential student mail will be handled by The UPS Store which will be centrally located in the new addition of the Ceddia Union Building. Each residential student will be assigned a mail box with key in which all posted mail will be placed. The operating hours of the new student mail center will be 10 AM – 7 PM Monday – Friday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. Summer Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Accountable mail, which includes express, certified, registered or insured mail or parcels, or any packages sent through courier services such as UPS, FEDEX or DHL must be picked up during these hours. You will be required to show your student ID and sign for these packages. Mail that fits into the box may be picked up during operating hours or after hours by using your residence hall key card to access the mail center. After hours access will be Monday thru Saturday until 11 pm. To let resident students know if they have mail or parcels to pick-up The UPS Store will be sending emails to your student email address. Packages not retrieved within 30 days will be returned to the sender.
A variety of products and services will be available at the new student mail center including the ability to send outgoing packages through UPS and letters and parcels through the United States Postal Service (USPS), the purchase of postage stamps, notary services, color/ black and white copy services, document binding services, incoming/outgoing fax services, passport photos, scanning of documents, and much more.
Students are no longer required to take larger or heavier letters and parcels directly to the post office. Additionally, students can send certified mail, return receipt, and delivery confirmation from the new mail center.
To ensure quick and accurate delivery of your incoming mail and parcels, please use the following mail address:
- Students full name
408 Lancaster Drive
# xxxx (students mailbox number which will be assigned)
Students who do not live on campus should not include Shippensburg University in any portion of their mailing address.
Mail and parcels will not be forwarded during short breaks or between Fall and Spring terms. 1st class mail can be forwarded following the Spring term by completing an address change/forwarding address card available at the Student Mail Center. The sender of Magazines, newspapers and other 3rd class mail must be contacted directly to change the delivery address.
Residence Hall Directors (RD)
Residence Directors at Shippensburg University are each responsible for the overall supervision of one residence hall. Their role is to create a community environment that assists students in meeting their social, academic, cultural, and personal goals.
For more information, please visit the RD Search Committee page.
Resident Assistants (RA)
Resident Assistants are undergraduate members of the Residence Hall Staff who reside within the residence halls. They play an important role in the development of residence hall life and have broad responsibilities for the social, academic, and emotional growth of the students who reside on their floor.
Applications for the RA position become available in September and are due the last day of the fall semester. Interviews take place in late January/early February and hiring is complete before spring break.
For more information, please visit the RA Selection page.
Desk Assistants (DA)
Desk assistants are undergraduate students who work at the front desk of each residence hall. They are supervised by the building's residence director and work 1 pm - 1 am on weekdays and 3 pm - 3 am on weekends. The desk assistants are also responsible for the hall's equipment, signing-in visitors, providing information to guests, and handling mail for the building.
DAs are hired on a rolling basis as positions open. Applications remain in the database for one calendar year.
For more information, please visit the DA Selection page.
The Dean of Students Office employs Graduate Assistants to provide service in: Drug & Alcohol Education; Greek Affairs; International Student Services; New Student Orientation; Student Conduct & Mediation; Volunteer Services; Multicultural Education and Character Education, and ResNet.
For more information, visit the graduate school page.
How does roommate matching work for room assignments?
After students confirm housing The Housing Office sends an email to the student’s Ship email to use MyCollegeRoomie to meet their future roommates. After locating a roommate students will go to their MyHousing Portal via MyShip and select the room.
Can I select my own room?
Yes, students will match roommates in the MyHousing portal and then select into the specific Living Learning Community or non- LLC hall and room of their choice from the rooms available. If the roommates are mutually matched in MyHousing when one of the roommates selects a room it will assign all matching roommates to the room.
What are the bed sizes in the residence halls?
All residence hall rooms in suite buildings are equipped with a twin XL mattress (80 inches long) for each resident. McLean and Mowrey Halls have standard twin size beds (75 inch matresses). For more information on room furnishing, please visit housing.ship.edu/suites/.
Can each student have their own microwave and refrigerator?
Each room is allowed to have up to one microwave and one mini-fridge. For a suite-styled residence hall room, this would equate to one set in each bedroom as well as one set in the common area, however most suite-style residents decide to have one set placed in the common area and forego the additional sets in the individual bedrooms.
What residence halls are open to first-year students?
Most residence halls will have first-year students residing in them. Naugle and Seavers Hall are designated for Freshman only.
What is the guest visitation policy for the residence halls?
Students must sign in their guest with the Desk Assistant at the front desk of each residence hall on campus. Their guest can stay for a maximum of two nights within a seven day period. Guests must be 18 years of age and older.
For students that move onto campus early (sports, band, ASP) where do they move into?
Early move -in students typically move directly into their fall residence suite. The only exception to this is the entire football team stays together in one residence hall, and will move into their respective residence rooms closer to the beginning of the school year.
How does the laundry system work?
Laundry facilities are located inside each residence hall. The suite-style halls have a few machines on each floor. There is no charge to do laundry! It is FREE!
How are the residence halls cleaned?
Suite-style residence rooms (bedroom, bathroom, communal space) have to be cleaned by the residents of the suite room. The custodial staffs in those buildings will clean the building-wide common areas (lounges, kitchens, hallways).
Move In Day is always a bustle of activity inside and outside our residence halls. We'll have student volunteers and university staff on-hand to help make things go as smoothly as possible for you, and your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
Fall 2020 Arrival Dates and Check-In Times
[dates will be determined]
When You Arrive
- Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone near your hall.
- Unload your belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a nearby lot.
- Orientation personnel will be available to assist moving your belongings into the building.
- Report to the check-in location in your hall's lobby.
- Receive your keys, Room Condition Report, and other check-in materials. Also you will have the opportunity to purchase a hall association sticker for $5.00.
Fall move-in Information
[dates will be determined]
When you check in, you will receive an RCR/ACR (Room/Apartment Condition Report) which states the condition of the various items in the room as inspected by the residence hall staff. After you check-in, you should take a few minutes to inspect your room. If your form does not accurately reflect the condition of your room, you must bring any discrepancies to the attention of the residence hall staff within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be held financially accountable for these damages at check out.
What to Bring/Not Bring Take a look at the New Student Housing Check List ahead of time to figure out what you'll need to live on campus.
Housing sign up for 2020-2021 will continue as housing is still available. Students can complete the housing agreement for 2020-2021 in the MyHousing portal and will be required to pay the $200 deposit.
Follow these returning or student housing instructions for completing your housing.
Fall 2020 Arrival Dates and Check-In Times
Harley Hall, Kieffer Hall, Lackhove Hall, McCune Hall, and McLean Hall
Returning students will arrive on [date will be determined]
Spring 2021 Arrival and Check-In times
Harley Hall, Kieffer Hall, Lackhove Hall, McCune Hall, and McLean Hall
Returning students will arrive on Sunday, January 17, 2021 after 1:00 p.m.
Not currently available.
An off campus housing directory is available for students who are exempt from the housing requirement.
Graduate students are welcome to live in university housing in the suites or Mowrey Hall. Students should contact the Housing Office to establish the online agreement for the suites. The Mowrey Hall agreement should be available in the MyHousing portal at MyShip, Student, Ship Life, Connect to MyHousing. Once a housing agreement is in place students will be placed in a room in Mowrey Hall by the Housing Office. Most assignments will be posted before bills are posted online.
Wednesday, August 12th 12 pm-1pm – Mowrey Hall (Early Arrival)
Friday, August 21 st 9 am - 11 am – Mowrey
Spring 2021 Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Contact the Housing Office at 717-477-1701 if you have any questions.
The time has arrived to send your student off to college!
Whether you are sending your first or your fifth child off to college this is a very exciting time in both your child's life and your life. Support and guidance for your child through this very important transition can be both fun and challenging. The Housing Office is here to assist your student and we look forward to answering any questions you may have. Students may need your assistance as they navigate through the MyHousing portal.
Each student will complete one of two housing agreements, decide who to live with the assistance of My College Roommie, and select their own room.We encourage participation in one of our Living Learning Communities. Students living in an LLC can request a roommate who is not participating in the LLC. Students who do not select a room will be placed by the Housing Office. It is important to discuss the various housing options and assist your student in selection a room type or suite style while allowing them to make the choice and process the housing themselves.
Housing is processed on an academic year basis. Students must vacate their assignment over Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break according to the Housing Calendar. Belongings may be stored throughout the academic year although we recommend removing more valuable items over the break periods.
Arrival Schedules: Most incoming students will arrive on the Wednesday before classes begin based on the hall and zip code of the student for fall semester. Incoming students for spring semester will arrive on the Friday morning before classes begin. Current students are set to arrive after 9:00 a.m. on the Saturday before classes begin in the fall semester and after 1:00 p.m. the Sunday before classes begin in the Spring semester.
Early Arrival and Break Stayovers: Some students will be approved for early arrival or break stayovers. These requests are often submitted by the coach or advisor of an organization asking students to be here over the break. Some students my request permission to stay for extraordinary circumstances. Instructions for such are provided to the students in stayover bulletins.
Checking out: Students checking out of the halls before the end of the spring semester should complete an Room Condition Report, Withdrawal from Residence Hall form, and turn in the room key to the Residence Life staff in the hall. The mailbox key should be returned directly to the UPS Center in the CUB (Cedia Union Building).
Current students can sign up for the following academic year housing beginning in October of the current academic year. See parent letter mailed in October.